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It is a dangerous path to downplay the Jan 6 riots

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One year later and the scars still haven’t healed. In fact, one year after we watched the biggest threat to our democracy in our lifetime, the nation is only more split apart over what happened that day, and what it means for our nation. While some held a moment of silence to reflect, others continue to shout that what happened was necessary, even some act of patriotism. Others try to pretend it didn’t happen, or downplay its seriousness. The events of January 6, 2021 have hardly brought us together as a nation. They have torn us apart. And the attacks continue to this day. 64% of Wisconsinites surveyed in a Marquette University Law School poll believe the election was stolen. But it was those who used physical force to charge the U.S. Capitol, at the direction of their President, who tried to steal the election. They hatched a crazy plan to try not to certify the election results so that Donald Trump could remain President. Partisans tried to subvert the will of the people by deciding who won the election regardless of the actual vote count. If we continue down this path, we risk further violence, or even an actual overthrow of our election, and our democracy may not be able to withstand that.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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4 Comments

  1. Richard

    January 8, 2022 at 5:14 am

    Its just as dangerous not to keep looking into the cheating in the elections, especially in democrat control areas. Just one irregular vote always leads to more.

  2. Bill Feehan

    January 8, 2022 at 7:12 am

    Of the more than 725 people arrested and charged in connection with the January 6th incident, none have been charged with “rebellion or insurrection”

  3. Nick

    January 8, 2022 at 9:51 am

    The Democracy held and people are being held accountable. There are individuals who day of reckoning through the legal process must come.
    Lest not forget a phony dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign was used to secure a wiretap on a American individual. The FBI, a branch of the federal government knew the document was worthless but went ahead with the aid of the Justice Department to obtain the warrant. This is even more troubling than what happened on January 6th, 2021. The press, of course, wants no apart of admitting this great hoax. This is not some fantasy but the facts.
    Zuckerberg gave money to counties and cities to assist with the election; of course, more money went to Democratic areas that Republicans and he was not the only individual or group who did that.
    This is just as troubling as well and the press remains silent.
    We used to be informed by the press who heralded the fact that they kept us informed. Now, we are only informed on what they want us to be . This FACT IS THE REASON WHY OUR DEMOCRACY IS IN TROUBLE. FAR MORE THAN JANUARY 6TH.

  4. Margaret

    January 8, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Why are the rioters in our big cities not being talked about as much the protest in our US capital. Think about it. Nancy, you and the democratic party is walking around with blinders on. Many small businesses went broke. Oh the insurance companies are covering their losses. Or should we really look at who is paying for the damages. We are the people that worked our whole lives to have the American dream. We the ones that can’t afford to have a small business because the cost of insurance is out of our financial reach.

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